Top Current Affairs of the day: 02 April 2020

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Last Updated: Apr 07,2020 13:02 IST


Top Current Affairs of the day: 02 April 2020
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  • Centre mobilizes Ex-Servicemen to fight COVID-19 pandemic

    56 days ago
    Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare (ESW), Ministry of Defence (MoD) has taken the initiative to mobilize services of the Ex-Servicemen (ESM) community as a part of the augmentation of human resource to assist the State and District administration to combat the coronavirus outbreak. Highlights: ♦ Rajya Sainik Boards, Zila Sainik Boards are playing a huge role to identify and mobilize the maximum ESM volunteers to assist the State and District Administration.
    ♦ The... Read More


    UNSC to hold virtual meeting on coronavirus outbreak

    56 days ago
    The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) is to hold a virtual meeting for the first time by next week under the presidency of the Dominican Republic. The council aims to discuss the coronavirus pandemic which killed over 42,000 people globally. The Dominican Republic assumed the rotating presidency of the council for the month of April, taking the baton from China. Highlights: ♦ The meeting will discuss the pandemic caused due to coronavirus. ♦ As per Johns Hopkins University... Read More
    Category: International


    Naval Dockyard develops low-cost device to screen people

    56 days ago
    Naval Dockyard (ND), Mumbai has designed and developed its own handheld Infrared radiation (IR)-based temperature sensor to screen people at gates. The sense will screen a large number of Naval personnel at the entry gates of the yard reducing the load on the security sentries at the gate.
    IR-based temperature sensor: ♦ The instrument was manufactured under Rs.1000 through in-house resources. ♦ The accuracy of the instrument is 0.02 deg Celsius.
    ♦ The non-contact... Read More
    Category: Defence

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    Freightwalla launched app to offer all remote services

    56 days ago
    Freightwalla, a Digital freight forwarding startup, has launched a mobile application to offer all the services. The app is a part of a larger "work from anywhere, anytime" initiative. The startups aim to make logistics and supply chain accessible 24x7, from anywhere, on any device. Aim: The apps are to make it possible for logistics managers and business owners to plan, manage and track their shipments right on their mobile screens. Freightwalla's Mobile app: ♦... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    AP provides doorstep pension payment to 58 lakh beneficiaries

    56 days ago
    The Andhra Pradesh state government has started distributing pensions at the doorstep to 58,44,240 beneficiaries with an objective to offer them held and to avoid the spread of coronavirus. The state used 2.5 lakh volunteers to eliminate the need for pensioners to step out of their homes. Highlights: ♦ Under the move of the govt. a wide range of people will benefit from the disbursement of the pension that began on 1 April.   ♦ Also, old-age persons, widows, single women,... Read More


    Indigram awarded the winners of the Adhunik Gram program

    56 days ago
    A leading agri-tech focused incubator Indigram Labs Foundation has announced the winners of its smart village program 'Adhunik Gram', Winners: ♦ The winner of the program was Indus Till FarmeTech Pvt. Ltd. The firm was awarded a cash prize of Rs.1 Lakh.
    ♦ The first runner up was Urdhvam Environmental Technologies Pvt. Ltd. It was awarded a cash prize of Rs.50,000 and the second runner up was Impagro farming solutions Pvt. Ltd. which won a cash prize of... Read More
    Category: Awards and Honours


    Centre to treat Medical devices as Drugs from 1 April

    56 days ago
    The Central government announced that all medical devices that are sold in India will be treated as drugs under the Drugs and Cosmetics Act. The move came into effect from 1 April 2020. The instructions were issued by the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilisers. Medical devices as drugs: ♦ As per the instructions of GoI, all medical devices will be regulated by the government as drugs for quality control and price monitoring.
    ♦ At present, GoI is regulating 24 classes of... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    RBI introduced relief measures to deal with coronavirus pandemic

    56 days ago
    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has announced relief measures for state governments, exporters. The Central Bank also provides relief to banks' capital concerns.
    RBI Measures: 1) RBI extended the deadline for realization and repatriation period of export which is made up to or on 31 July. The period of export has been relaxed for up to 15 months from 9 months (at present).
    The move by RBI will enable exporters to realize their receipts within the extended period. It will also... Read More
    Category: Banking & Finance


    Andhra Pradesh to give away house sites on 14 April under Navaratnalu-Pedalandariki Illu program

    56 days ago
    Andhra Pradesh State government issued modified guidelines for the distribution of 25 lakh house sites to the poor in urban and rural areas under Navaratnalu-Pedalandariki Illu (Houses for all the poor) program. The modification is done as per the directions of the High Court. The State is to give away the sites on 14 April. The state government aims to tie up with HUDCO and other organizations for securing loans apart from getting necessary approvals under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


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    Wimbledon championship for the first time since World War II

    56 days ago
    Wimbledon organizers cancelled the Wimbledon Championships 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. The first match was scheduled to begin on 29 June 2020. This cancelation has happened for the first time since 1945 since World War II. The decision by the organizers to cancel the tournament was widely expected, with the world struggling to contain the spread of COVID-19. Wimbledon Championships 2020: Founded on: 1877 Editions: 134 (2020) Location: Wimbledon, London, United Kingdom Venue of... Read More


    CPSEs under the Ministry of Steel Pay Tax Dues under Vivad Se Vishwas scheme

    56 days ago
    Ministry of Steel stated that Several Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs) have made payment of due tax to the government under Vivad Se Vishwas scheme by 31 March 2020. As per the data shared by the Steel Ministry, NMDC settled a dispute to save Rs.1,868.80 crore in possible tax payments by opting for the Vivad se Vishwas scheme of the Centre. SAIL settled a dispute of Rs.266.27 crore for Rs.186.72 crore. Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Ltd (RINL) settled two disputes under the scheme, a dispute... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    SpaceX released a Users guide for its Starship rocket

    56 days ago
    SpaceX released a Users Guide for its giant Starship rocket. The document will provide a short overview of the rocket that is designed to transport people, payloads, satellites, and cargo to a variety of orbits and Earth, Lunar, or Martian landing sites. Users Guide for Starship rocket: ♦ The guide gives a brief overview of SpaceX and about the program itself. ♦ The guide gives information about payload configurations and mechanical interfaces.
    ♦ It contains a... Read More


    JNCASR develops a coating that may prevent transmission of infection

    56 days ago
    Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR) developed a one-step curable anti-microbial coating which can kill virus of any type. When coated on different surfaces such as textiles, plastic and so on, the coating could kill a range of virus types including COVID-19. Anti-Microbial coating: ♦ The covalent anti-microbial coating has been found to completely kill the influenza virus and resistant pathogenic bacteria and fungi, including methicillin-resistant... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    CILs annual output falls for first time in two decades

    56 days ago
    The annual output of Coal India, the world's largest coal miner, fell heavy rains at coal mining regions disrupted production. This has happened for the first time since 1998-99 as heavy rains at coal mining regions disrupted production and an economic slowdown impacted coal demand.
    The world's largest coal miner produced 602.1 million tonnes of coal in 2019-20, compared with 606.9 million tonnes in 2018-19. Coal India company produces over 80% of India's coal production. India... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    Telangana announced 75 percent pay cut to govt employees to fund COVID-19 crisis

    56 days ago
    The Telangana State government announced a huge pay cut for its employees ranging from 10% to 75% on 30 March. The decision was made at a high-level review meeting conducted in the wake of the state's financial situation amid the coronavirus outbreak. Highlights: ♦ The State government has announced 75% cut in the salaries of the Chief Minister, state cabinet, MLCs, MLAs, state corporation chairpersons, and local bodies representatives.      ♦ There will be a... Read More


    World Autism Awareness Day is observed on 2 April

    56 days ago
    World Autism Awareness Day is observed on 2 April. The day aims to recognize and celebrate the rights of persons with autism. The day makes people understand, recognize, and accept people with autism. This year the day is commemorated by the Department of Community Development, Abu Dhabi, the UAE. Theme: The theme of the 2020 World Autism Awareness Day is "The transition of adulthood."  History: The United Nations held the Convention on the Rights of Persons with... Read More
    Category: Important Days


    MHA issued 2020 JK Reorganisation Adaptation of State Laws Order

    56 days ago
    Centre issued Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation (Adaptation of State Laws) Order, 2020. The order was issued by the Union Ministry for Home Affairs (MHA) on 1 April. The order came with immediate effect. Out of the total 138 state laws of J&K, 25 laws have been repealed as a whole and other laws have been adopted with substitutes. J&K Reorganisation (Adaptation of State Laws) Order, 2020: ♦ The order aims for the adaptation and modification of State Laws specific to the... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


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